Okay, if you caught the post about Harlem’s latest release ‘Calling My Line’ I said I’d investigate why Loski wasn’t featured on the track – when all things considered – he obviously sould’ve been! Like, man’s been completely shuttin’ it down out ‘ere with a string of singles – particularly ‘Cool Kid’ which’s been bussin’ up da place since it landed; not to mention the original version of ‘Forrest Gump’ which – by popular opinion is a deeper version of the official release – with the general consensus being there were some clearance complications due to the samples in the track.

Anyway, back to the matter at hand. I’ve done two-two investigations and spoken to couple sources who’ll have to remain anonymous, but word on the road is the Cozza’s AKA The Jakes AKA Fed have been putting pressure on Loski to stop releasing music with his original crew; which would explain why Bis and Zico have been in cohorts holding it down for the Harlem brand. I’ve still got some investigating to do. But for now at least, it’s looking like the end of the Harlem Spartans as we know them. Things could change as Loski’s profile grows and he earns the clout to bring his brudda’s back in fold and allow the Harlem brand to flourish. But at this point the jury’s out at this point on all fronts.

Are Old Bill really breaking the crew up? That’s a question imma get the answers for. But for now, just know that if they are, they’re ruining what was set to be a team of talented young musicians from fulfilling their full potential.

To be continued…



GASWORKS is a new chat show brought to us by the gang at Boiler Room. Hosted by Poet – most notable for presenting Copa90, #HALFCAST podcast and nuff different shows and appearances on GRM & Channel U (RIP) classic ‘Never Gonna Blow‘ Alongside his 19 year old, loud and lairy co-host Alhan Gencay who’s unfiltered opinions stimulate the most ridiculous and subsequently hilarious conversations. Alhans opening gambit on every show so far being “So, are you a bocat?”; just to put things in to perspective…


I gotta take my hat off to Boiler Room on this one. Some people may see the brand as the spiritual home of ecky’d out hipsters flaying about to pretentious House DJ’s on their live streams, but this show fully delivers on it’s alternative appeal as an “Urban” music based chat show hosted by credible presenters. Another show contributing to our elevating British Urban Music Scene and it’s representative culture. It’s not just informative for the Boiler Rooms likely less informed core fanbase; but it fuckin’ joke! And if you’re naturally sceptical – as I can imagine you would be – you can check the first three episodes below to form your own opinion.

Episode 1 featuring Frisco who – as the first guest – is completely taken aback by Alhan’s standard opening question – along with his unruly attitude. But this dynamic – as it continues to – gives the show it’s unique appeal. With Poet holding fort as the mature and self aware co-host balancing the madness.

Episode 2 features Biskit who – if you didn’t know already – gained his notoriety for feeling up his Mum’s batty on Snapchat for “Jokes”. Poet and Alhan don’t hold back on drawing him out and questioning his deviant behaviour and warped sense of humour. Biskit pretty much exposes himself as an absolute eediat, a bit of a weirdo and I’m glad someone finally did.

Episode 3 featuring Iran – on this occasion – Alhan doesn’t get away with his usual antics, b’cah Irah aint ‘avin it! None of it! But, he still holds it up as the root of the vast majority of memorable moments.

This show is definitely got legs and I for one am looking forward to the next episode and seeing the show develop. More shows, more life, more celebration of the culture. Keep up the good work lads.



For the past couple years now I’ve almost exclusively been rockin’ garms customised by myself, and intend to continue doing so for the foreseeable future. Reason being – although there’s plenty of known brands that I don’t need to name that’ve been supplying stylish quality clothing for time. This era of Hype and overbearing brand culture seems to have informed the misinformed concept of style. Kids seem to be lost in the “Supreme Sauce”.

Originally brands like Supreme used to be a symbol that represented skaters and style conscious youngers of a prior generation – myself included. People who wanted to present their character and culture through their clothes.

So for me and a new generation of young people who’re returning to expressing their style – not fashion sense; their ‘style’, by building independent brands, investing in indie brands and customising their own clothes, is and continuing to be a growing trend I – in me own little way – are trying to contribute to.

As JME once said in the Wileys Classic Club-banger ‘No Qualms’ “I wear my own garms” and that’s become a way of life for me. Not just coz I wanna shit on corporate driven youth culture, but to genuinely express style and individuality, also an attitude that seems lost in young London today.

There’s nothing wrong with droppin’ two-two Supreme or Two-Two Palace or two-two Ralphy, but – if you consider yourself a style focused individual – just do it for the right reasons; because you genuinely rate the piece. Or, as a status symbol – but to be blunt if you’re that insecure; I’d slylee recommend you stop spendin’ on the Supreme and start spending on a therapist. Because in reality, men and women head to toe in Primark clobber are arguably more stylish than some of these generic hypey heads out here purely because they buy based on taste and on not trend. It’s not about what you own, it’s about “owning” it.



Media platforms and British Urban music lovers alike regularly pay homage to GRM and Link Up for there considerable contributions to our celebrated Urban music scene – and rightfully so. They both played an integral role in breaking artists and promoting broader British youth culture and the music that’s been spawn from it in particular. But it seems as though people don’t hail up the East London based YouTube channel “Bl@ck Box’s contributions to scene enough.

Like JDZ Media for the midlands, East London based organisation has championed unknown talent since the early ascent of our scene – and in some regards – have been a spring board to the later success of a lot unknown artist. The most obvious being ‘Abra Cadabra’ freestyle which that took the Tottenham rapper from zero to a hundred real quick; bearing in mind that the track ‘Robbery’ that had the iconic barz that catalysed his rise was already floating about. His 10 minute freestyle on that channel stimulated the viral affect that created his initial buzz.

I intend to get an interview with the guys behind the Channel/Studio so to learn more about how it all came together and there motives and vision for the brand long term. But for now, considering Link Up and GRM in relative terms are mainstream channels, let’s tek time to appreciate two-two percy freestyles that gave accurately represent their notoriety as a credible representation of underground rap talent.

RUPTION (2013)


MOVER (2012)